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Klopp provided an update on van Dijk's recovery process

Fri 01 January 2021 | 18:31

The prominent Dutch defender, Virgil van Dijk has been notifying the supporters of his work in the gym, however, his head coach at Liverpool has called for vigilance

Jurgen Klopp

is pleased to see videos of

Virgil van Dijk

exercising, however, cautioned the 29-year-old still has a lengthy, difficult recuperation in front of him. 

The Holland international endured a substantial knee injury during the 2-2 stalemate against


in October's Merseyside derby, because of a vigorous tackle from Jordan Pickford. 

Van Dijk is probably going to miss the rest of the current season while his condition for the postponed Euro 2020 remains indistinct. 

This week, Reds enthusiasts were delighted by seeing Van Dijk's training session in Dubai and Klopp is glad to see the improvement being made yet urges for cautiousness.

"Good, very good I have no problem talking about Virgil van Dijk," Klopp said 

"It's very good but still a long way to go that's [the deal with] this kind of injury. I'm happy when I see these videos because it just shows he makes good progress but it will still take a lot of time that's how it is. 

"I'd like to say something else but these are the facts unfortunately."

This week two

Premier League

fixtures got canceled due to COVID-19 widespread,

Manchester City

's face-off against Everton and Tottenham's with Fulham.

On Tuesday, the Premier League declared 18 positive outcomes for Covid-19 – the most noteworthy sum since normal testing started – yet there are no plans so far for a purported "circuit breaker".

"I'm not a specialist, you all know that, we all try to do our best to keep the competition going." Klopp added.

"I think it works well, we knew before that the winter will be a second wave or something however you want to call that.

"On top of that for us in society Christmas is a challenge when it's about self-isolation and stuff like this, so I'm not surprised that the numbers go up. 

"That then happens in football as well, the numbers go slightly up - it's understandable but we still all try to do everything to keep the boys as safe as possible. 

"I think the competition can go on and I think it's important as well because people want to watch it. 

"I think really we can carry on, but I'm not a specialist and I respect all the decisions made in the next few weeks."



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